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Ukraine accuses Russia of abducting female military pilot
Ukraine accuses Russia of abducting female military pilot

Russian authorities on Wednesday charged a captured Ukrainian military pilot with complicity in the deaths last month of two Russian journalists, spurring accusations in Kiev that the female officer was abducted by pro-Russia militants and illegally transferred to Russian custody. A statement from the Russian Investigative Committee in Moscow said Nadezhda Savchenko, 31, was arrested after crossing the border into Russia disguised as a refugee, an account that Kiev authorities denounced as "absurd." The committee, the Russian equivalent of the FBI, accused Savchenko of tipping off Ukrainian troops to the location of a reporter and soundman from Russia's state-run broadcaster RTR. The two...

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